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On Friday, the Supreme Court released orders from the January 17 conference, granting six cases for a total of three hours of oral argument. The justices are expected to release additional orders from the conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.
On Tuesday at 10:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in Shular v. United States. Click to read our preview from Leah Litman.
On Tuesday at 11:00 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in GE Energy Power Conversion France v. Outokumpu Stainless USA. Click to read our preview from Ronald Mann.

Dunn v. Madison

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
17-193 11th Cir. Not Argued Nov 6, 2017 n/a Per Curiam OT 2017

Holding: Because the state court’s determinations of law and fact were not “so lacking in justification” as to give rise to error “beyond any possibility for fairminded disagreement,” Vernon Madison’s claim to federal habeas relief must fail.

Judgment: Reversed in a per curiam opinion on November 6, 2017. Justice Ginsburg filed a concurring opinion, in which Justices Breyer and Sotomayor joined. Justice Breyer filed a concurring opinion.

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DateProceedings and Orders (key to color coding)
Aug 02 2017Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due September 5, 2017)
Sep 05 2017Brief of respondent Vernon Madison in opposition filed.
Sep 05 2017Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent Vernon Madison.
Sep 14 2017Reply of petitioner Jefferson Dunn, Commissioner, Alabama Department of Corrections filed.
Sep 20 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/6/2017.
Oct 10 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/13/2017.
Oct 23 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/27/2017.
Oct 30 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/3/2017.
Nov 06 2017Motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis filed by respondent GRANTED.
Nov 06 2017Petition for certiorari GRANTED, judgment REVERSED. Opinion per curiam. (Detached Opinion). Justice Ginsburg, concurring. (Detached Opinion). Justice Breyer, concurring. (Detached Opinion).
Nov 16 2017Petition for Rehearing filed.
Nov 29 2017DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/5/2018.
Jan 08 2018Rehearing DENIED.
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